Kansas City Chiefs: 2017 Preseason Schedule Announced

Kansas City Chiefs. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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The preseason schedule for 2017 has been released by the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the 49ers, Bengals, Seahawks, and  Titans.

The Kansas City Chiefs 2017 schedule has been announced!  Well, kind of. It’s actually just the preseason schedule, but that is still plenty to be excited about right now. The Chiefs preseason slate will feature some interesting contests that should give KC a quality lead up to the season.

The Chiefs will open their preseason schedule at home against the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers aren’t expected to be very good this year, but having them as an opening test has value. Kansas City should be able to get some early momentum for their starters before turning it over to the backups.

From there the Chiefs will travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. Cincy is another team that seems to be on the skids, so this is another chance to build momentum. Do not downplay the importance of that in preseason. Kansas City can build up some confidence by putting on strong performances in these games.

The big third preseason game, when the starters will get most of their work, should be a good one. Kansas City will take on the Seattle Seahawks. This should serve as a solid test for the Chiefs starters as they work roughly three quarters. This is an excellent game to have extensive work in.

The preseason will wrap up in the “meaningless” fourth preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. While this game will feature very little of the starters, it could be very important for the Chiefs. Teams will definitely be scouting a strong Kansas City roster, so this game will help them make crucial personnel decisions.

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Ultimately, the announcement of the preseason schedule isn’t that big a deal. However, I do like the lineup the Kansas City Chiefs have drawn here. This should be conducive to the Chiefs putting together a strong preseason to build momentum for the start of the season.